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The Antelope Triangle is made up of three county seats: Alpine, Fort Davis and Marfa.
Paisano Pass Paisano Pass is a ten mile stretch of high road along Hwy 90 just to the west of Alpine. The pass is one of the most scenic drives around Alpine with its soaring peaks, colorful canyons and rural ranches. The Paisano Baptist Encampment chose this beautiful location for their retreats, building their simple structures at the base of Paisano Peak. The Union Pacific Railroad runs through the pass and when the trains are passing just to the north of the highway, one gets a feeling of the early days of the area's development with the advent of the railroads over 100 years ago.
The joke I heard via Allen Damron, "Lubbock: Hub of the plains.....slowest moving part of the wheel." Apply as appropriate to Alpine.
I guess Marfa has an argument too, but Alpine seems to me like the hub. The one I never bought is "Van Horn: Crossroads of the Texas Mountain Trail" I guess it's technically true, but I just can't stand that town.
Quote from: "Roger, Roger"I guess Marfa has an argument too, but Alpine seems to me like the hub. The one I never bought is "Van Horn: Crossroads of the Texas Mountain Trail" I guess it's technically true, but I just can't stand that town.you don't like it?...how do you think ben hogan felt about the place. the only reason to stop in van horn is enchiladas at chuy's. no, no relation.
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